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New Arrivals by Gönc Winery!

Updated: Apr 15, 2021


Step #1 put on some old time Rock 'n' Roll.

Step #2 start reading.

There are so many new wines in the warehouse it truly is hard to know where to start. So, we’ll start with Slovenia. Though this winery isn’t completely new to us there are several wines that are very new and, as I said in the last email, “out of this world!”

Some of these wines are so different from what we usually carry that I’m going to do a class on them next month. Can't wait til May 20th? In the meantime you can start sipping on the more familiar kinds and read about Pét-Nats here to start to understand some of the new production styles that we have brought in.

Bubbles with cloud streaks, white wines with tannins (Orange Wines), wine meant for the field workers (Piquette) and a Rosé that people from around the world were calling us for last year and now we have it just for you PA! (The Rosé Cuvée Anna by Gönc).

I’m excited that we have these easy sippers for the summer. The Grape Abduction line is the entry level line from Peter Gönc of Gönc Winery. These are just fun sippers to sit on the porch and enjoy. They will however also go with food because they have a great acid structure to them.

We are so happy to have this opportunity to showcase the wines made by Peter Gönc. He’s young and innovative. Who else freezes their Blaufränkisch to remove some of the water in order to concentrate the flavors of Blaufränkisch?

Now why the Rock 'n' Roll? Well, Peter believes that the Rock 'n' Roll they have playing in the winery actually helps his wines. People sing to their plants, Peter sings to his wines. I’m not in doubt these wines are just so much fun - to stay up-to-date on what they're playing at the winery follow Gönc on Instagram.

We have our entire allotment of these wines for the year so they are in short supply. Jump on these goodies now! Want to learn more? Join us on May 20th for a special class featuring some of these new arrivals as well as one of Deb's new faves- our Viña Marty Goutte D'Argent Sauvignon Blanc which is fermented with sake yeast!

Happy Sipping!



Grape Abduction Company Rosé

Žametna Crnina Štajerska, Slovenia $16.25 Darker pink color bursting with notes of ripe wild berries, wild strawberries, and a hint of violet. On the palate, the wine is round, fruity, with a refreshing acidity after the mid-palate that carries the red fruit aromas to a long and smooth finish. Enjoy on any hot day (or not), on any occasion, by itself or with light fare. Order Now


Grape Abduction Company White

Pinot Blanc, Yellow Muscat Štajerska, Slovenia $17.32

A bright and refreshing nose with aromas of white flowers, citrus, white peach, and lychee. On the palate, the wine is crisp and vibrant, with refreshing aromas expressed on the nose. The finish is long with a nice acidity denoting lots of white fruit and another hint of lychee notes. A great wine for an aperitif, seafood, and shellfish. Order Now


Grape Abduction Company Orange

Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling Štajerska, Slovenia $17.32 A light amber color with an aromatically rich nose of ripe golden apple, quince, sweet brown spice, and hints of honey. On the palate, the wine is round with flavors from the nose and a good minerality. The finish is smooth and lingering with highlighted notes of sweet brown spices. Order Now


Gönc Winery Rosé Cuvée Anna Žametna črnina, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, & Blaufränkisch Štajerska, Slovenia $16.25 Named after Peter’s grandmother, Cuvée Anna is ripe with aromas of wild berries, strawberries, melon, and peach. On the palate, very fruity with a lively, refreshing finish. A bright Provence style rosé with the inimitable cool mineral snap and high-toned aromatics of northeast Slovenia. Order Now


Gönc Winery Pét-Nat Rosé Canvas Pinot Noir Štajerska, Slovenia $19.89 Pure red berries and sultry floral qualities are anything but shy, with subtle spice and fresh earth giving this a serious edge that allows it to pair with a wide variety of foods. The medium body and fine bubbles give it enough heft to pair with burgers or grilled chicken, while the buoyant fruit places it at home with fresh tomato dishes.


Grape Abduction Piquette Rosé Žametna Črnina Štajerska, Slovenia $17.32 Do you wonder sometimes what it would be like if you could have a few glasses of wine and still look great on your zoom meetings while working from home? Say no more; we got you covered with 7,0% alc. Piquette and it's a Rosé on top of that, so you will look classy in your stay at home outfit. Order Now


Grape Abduction Piquette

Pinot Blanc Štajerska, Slovenia $17.32 After a lot of testing, sampling maybe even some abducting of test subjects ( Area 51 seemed like the perfect spot ) we came out with a perfect solution which is 7,0 % alcohol Piquette. A perfect balance for keeping you on the safe side after a glass or two, plus you will still look classy holding that glass of sparkling. Instead of fusion technology, light speed travel, knowledge about the edge of the universe… our gift is a low alcohol sparkling wine called PIQUETTE. Order Now


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